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Shotty and a hoody found abandoned in Forrest

By johnboy - 23 March 2012 28

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Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a sawn off shotgun was located in Forrest on Wednesday afternoon (March 21).

Detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations located the sawn off shotgun in a hedge on Empire Circuit, near the Tennyson Crescent intersection. The shotgun was located next to a blue long sleeve hooded jumper.

Police believe the shotgun and jumper may have been dumped at this location within the last two weeks. The shotgun will now be subject to forensic and ballistic testing.

This is the fourth firearm seized by police since last Friday. During a search warrant executed in Griffith last week, police located a replica pistol and shortened air rifle.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with information surrounding the shotgun or jumper, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Shotty and a hoody found abandoned in Forrest
HenryBG 1:00 pm 24 Mar 12

Deref said :

HenryBG said :

Russ said :

HenryBG said :

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

An airgun is a Category A firearm.

A firearm is a weapon that uses an explosive charge to fire a projectile.

An airgun is not a firearm, regardless of how many phone books you’ve hunted down using one.
And an object that looks like a firearm but is not capable of firing a projectile isn’t one either.

“Weapons”, sure, but describing them as “firearms” is just yet another way for ACT Policing’s dopey PR-writer to come across as knowing very, very little.

Clearly we need a better term. We could call them all “weapons that eject a projectile at high speed by the use of an explosive discharge of high-pressure gas, regardless of whether that gas is generated by chemical or physical means”. So much better than “firearm”.

Or, we could call them “airguns”.

johnboy 11:28 am 24 Mar 12

I believe the issue is that lazy legislators have lumped “stuff what looks like guns” under “firearm” in the legislation.

Deref 11:26 am 24 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Russ said :

HenryBG said :

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

An airgun is a Category A firearm.

A firearm is a weapon that uses an explosive charge to fire a projectile.

An airgun is not a firearm, regardless of how many phone books you’ve hunted down using one.
And an object that looks like a firearm but is not capable of firing a projectile isn’t one either.

“Weapons”, sure, but describing them as “firearms” is just yet another way for ACT Policing’s dopey PR-writer to come across as knowing very, very little.

Clearly we need a better term. We could call them all “weapons that eject a projectile at high speed by the use of an explosive discharge of high-pressure gas, regardless of whether that gas is generated by chemical or physical means”. So much better than “firearm”.

HenryBG 11:01 am 24 Mar 12

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

HenryBG said :

This is the fourth firearm seized by police since last Friday. During a search warrant executed in Griffith last week, police located a replica pistol and shortened air rifle.

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

To the victims of crime that these items may have been used against, they’re very real and very dangerous .

Ah, so, “it’s the vibe”, eh?

How can something be “very real” as a matter of situational interpretation?

They’ve really been filling kids’ heads with this post-modern relativistic rubbish, haven’t they…..RIP Reason.

HenryBG 10:56 am 24 Mar 12

Russ said :

HenryBG said :

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

An airgun is a Category A firearm.

A firearm is a weapon that uses an explosive charge to fire a projectile.

An airgun is not a firearm, regardless of how many phone books you’ve hunted down using one.
And an object that looks like a firearm but is not capable of firing a projectile isn’t one either.

“Weapons”, sure, but describing them as “firearms” is just yet another way for ACT Policing’s dopey PR-writer to come across as knowing very, very little.

LSWCHP 10:30 pm 23 Mar 12

The air pistol I used to own would put a lead pellet through a telephone book. I wouldn’t want someone to shoot me with something like that. And a shooting magazine recently contained a test of a hunting air rifle that would easily take care of rabbits and cats. I wouldn’t want to be shot with that either. If I was working at a bank and someone pointed a gun at me, I’m not sure if I’d immediately be able to tell that it was a replica rather than the real deal.

As a responsible firearm owner I’m quite happy for a whole library of books to be thrown at people who own or use illegal firearms. They give us good guys a bad name.

EvanJames 10:23 pm 23 Mar 12

Pork Hunt said :

In further news, the policing are seeking for assistance from members of the public regarding a white Commodore…

This wasn’t posted when I posted my witty post, it really wasn’t.

EvanJames 9:48 pm 23 Mar 12

…police are now looking for the white commodore.

Pork Hunt 8:51 pm 23 Mar 12

In further news, the policing (ACT Policing, that’s what they call themselves and what fcukwit came up with that name, i’ll never know) are seeking for assistance from members of the public regarding a white Commodore…

Rawhide Kid Part3 6:46 pm 23 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

This is the fourth firearm seized by police since last Friday. During a search warrant executed in Griffith last week, police located a replica pistol and shortened air rifle.

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

To the victims of crime that these items may have been used against, they’re very real and very dangerous .

vg 6:45 pm 23 Mar 12

Henry

Pop behind a servo counter after midnight any day. I’ll pop in with a balaclava and a replica firearm and point it at you.

Then ask yourself your stupid question again

p1 6:24 pm 23 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

This is the fourth firearm seized by police since last Friday. During a search warrant executed in Griffith last week, police located a replica pistol and shortened air rifle.

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

The shotgun will now be subject to … ballistic testing.

Lol. That’s very funny.

These days pretty much anything even loosely related to a projectile weapon, which doesn’t fit into a category of its own, is prosecuted as a firearm. Airsoft guns, BB Guns, potato cannons…

What were the detectives doing wandering around looking beside fences? Or did someone else find it and call the cops?

Russ 6:14 pm 23 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

An airgun is a Category A firearm.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:05 pm 23 Mar 12

HenryBG, I do think you are a grade A tosser, but i had the exact same thoughts when i read this.

HenryBG 5:57 pm 23 Mar 12

This is the fourth firearm seized by police since last Friday. During a search warrant executed in Griffith last week, police located a replica pistol and shortened air rifle.

Since when is a replica pistol or an airgun a “firearm”?

The shotgun will now be subject to … ballistic testing.

Lol. That’s very funny.

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